The sound of recession came up in a hot afternnon , in the middle of an Italian summer,.
Outside were 42 degrees and people were trying to relax and think about the nothingness, I was reading a newspaper, it was talking about recession and economic downturn. Just words after words, adding shambles to global chaos.
While I was thinking about in what kind of boat the world will sink,a friend of mine, a carpenter, decided that was it. He said: I dont’ give a damn about, I don’t even know what you are talking about, I am just a worker with the a level, nothing more, you know what? I’ll go to have a shower to refresh myself and take a nap afterwards.
So I went to record his “indifference” about this world made of numbers, theories and fobias. He was incarnating the common sense through the hot environment of South Italy. He was singing while taking shower, because singing brings good mood and optimism…..
That was the sound of recession, a big interrupting noise followed by singing songs under a refreshing shower.
the feeling of loss and of misunderstanding on 9 overlapping voices of the first ministers of the 8 major countries and the President of the European Union talking about the NEW global crisis (every speech is taken from registration of the recent G8 or the World Economic Forum). so many words that no one can understand the sense.
Name: Obsil (Giulio Aldinucci)
Location: Siena (Italy)
Title: Capitalism is an empty factory
This composition can be described as an imaginary (and cerebral) soundscape of the life inside one of the factories that are going to close in Italy (…in Europe, in the World). In other words, as an enormous empty space where just some of the machines are in function; a sort of desert where the human and machine sounds jumble up like gloomy mirages.
Name: Rudi Punzo
Link to your work: http://www.subsito.it
Playing a site specific soundart installation at the Distillery Gallery in Boston as part of the exhibition of HereThereAndEverywhere project ( Transculturalexchange)
Title: Same old car
Crisis is a basic part of our economic system, for this it happens cyclically. Every time crisis affects our system governments uses always the same methods to face it. Funds to car industry and building trade, especially in Italy, are a constant in economic crisis times. So, to represent the periodicity of crisis and the immobility of institution, I made this loop starting from field recordings of car passing.